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  • What solution can you propose to the societal problem you've been writing about? How will your solution address the primary cause of the crisis?

I believe that if adults, especially parents and teachers, spend as much time on children's social emotional development as they do children's cognitive development, not only will children's learning experiences be better, school systems will see benefits as well. Children will want to be in school, which will ultimately increase their ability to learn, which then increases test scores. Without this, schools may be more violent, or suffer other consequences.

  • How is your solution particularly practical, logical, manageable, ethical, humane, or economical?

It only makes sense that children should be taught how to deal with real life situations as well as algebra and biology. Not every student is going to be a marine biologist, or an engineer, in fact, some won't even go to college, but every human being will have to deal with many types of situations every single day. Schools need to spend equal amounts of time on both types of material. Students should also be given the choice to take classes that interest them. While yes, math and social studies are extremely important, being forced to take only classes like that won't be beneficial for students who don't care about that. When given the opportunity to take classes that interest certain students, they will enjoy school and look forward to attending everyday.

  • What else has been tried or proposed? Why is your solution the solution your audience should embrace?

If social emotional development wasn't taught, people wouldn't know what to do until after the fact. Starting at an early age, schools should want not only high test scores, but also well rounded students. Without the feeling of a nurturing environment, it not only effects students, but also teachers and the school itself. Students are the reason we have school in the first place. When they feel neglected by teachers and other students, countless consequences can develop. This may also put the school in danger, lower test scores (less funding), or worse, school violence. These consequences need to be taken into account when hiring teachers and administration (nurturing individuals) and who gets placed in what class (friends/enemies). With a nurturing learning environment, not only does it help students and teachers, but it is extremely beneficial for the school itself.

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